The event manager at the Manchester Arena has told the inquiry into the bombing that her CCTV screens "went white" as the device went off at the Ariana Grande concert in 2017. Duty manager Miriam Stone described the awful realisation of what had happened amongst the team in the venue's control room as they heard the explosion . Within moments the team had lost sight of what was happening in the City Room foyer where suicide attacker Salman Abedi had detonated his backpack bomb. "This wasn't the white of static when there is no signal," Ms Stone said in her written statement. "It was obvious that something was obscuring the cameras. After a few seconds the screens started to clear I realised it was white smoke. Advertisement "I recall thinking to myself - this is it." Some 22 people were killed as Grande's Manchester gig was coming to a close on the evening of 22 May 2017. More from Manchester Bombing Manchester Arena bombing … [Read more...] about Manchester Arena bombing inquiry: Event manager recalls CCTV screens ‘went white’ after blast
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THE GREAT British Sewing Bee is coming back for 2021, and so are our three favourite judges. Returning to our screens is Esme Young, fashion designer extraordinaire. Here's more about her incredible career... Who is Esme Young? Esme Young is a renowned English fashion designer. Esme, born February 1949 in Bedfordshire, has enjoyed an impressive sewing career for over 50 years. The 5ft star started sewing at just seven years old, making her own outfits for events. She has worked as a costume designer on big movies and was behind the iconic bunny girl outfit that Renée Zellweger wore in Bridget Jones's Diary and Leonardo DiCaprio’s shirt in The Beach. She began her career in the early 70s, setting up fashion company Swanky Modes with three friends in Camden, North London. The label gained notoriety with its signature body-con dresses worn by celebs such as Cher and Grace Jones. She now works as a senior lecturer teaching fashion at Central St Martin’s … [Read more...] about Who is Esme Young and is she married?
MASTERCHEF 2021 is comes to an end tonight (April 14) and finalist Mike Tomkins is eyeing the top spot. But when he's not cooking, he is a senior sales executive. Who is Mike on MasterChef 2021? The 27-year-old foodie works as a Telecom sales manager in Surrey. Mike’s pan-roasted partridge dish wowed judges, securing his place in the grand finale. Despite his cauliflower cheese puree falling flat, he still managed to impress. Greg Wallace said: “It’s a real shame you’ve put too much salt. “Your partridge breast, I find perfectly soft.” Fellow judge John Torode went on to label his dish a “revelation". Mike’s Instagram page, @thenotecook, boasts a love for cooking, showing off dishes ranging from roasted duck breast to chickpea curry. His Instagram bio displays his knack for “Traditional Italian food, experimenting with some modern twists” and his style takes influence from his mum’s roots. Born near Naples, Italy, she moved to Old Woking with her … [Read more...] about Who is Mike on MasterChef 2021?